Studies in World Cinema: A Critical Journal takes a pluralistic, polycentric and non-normative approach to the notion of ‘world cinema’ understood as a dynamic and all-inclusive concept. From a wide range of methodological perspectives and with a keen eye for the imbalances of power regarding access to and visibility in the global market, the aim is to inquire into both local and global cinematic practices as well as their interaction and contact zones, in both a historical and a current context.
Against this background, the journal invites contributions from scholars across the world on topics such as traveling cinematic tropes, creolization, transnational practices, global genres, remakes and rip-offs in new contexts, translation cultures, migrant and diasporic films and film cultures, collaborations and exchanges among filmmakers, co-productions and multinational filmmaking practices and networks, film festivals, films with ‘multinational themes’ such as globalization and climate change, the impact of new technologies on the international distribution of cinema, films which engender novel senses of the world in different cinematic practices, as well as theoretical discussions of the very idea of ‘world cinema’ and related concepts such as transnational cinema, but the list is far from exhaustive.
The journal also publishes themed special issues, for which contributions are invited from guest editors.
All articles undergo a double-blind peer review prior to publication.
For any questions about your manuscript, please contact the Editor in Chief,
Eva Jørholt, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
For any questions about submission via Editorial Manager, please contact Brill's
All other matters can be directed to the publisher at BRILL,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
Monash University, Australia
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA
Yale University, Connecticut, USA
Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Royal Holloway University of London, UK
University of Leeds, UK
University of St. Andrews, UK
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
Columbia University, NY, USA
“The study of World Cinema is one of the most vibrant and fastest growing areas in film studies. Encompassing global art cinema as well as popular genre films and their transnational reception, World Cinema is an amorphous and critically versatile concept that invites contestation and debate.
Studies in World Cinema is the first journal dedicated to this urgent critical endeavour.” - Daniela Berghahn, Professor of Film Studies,
University of London, Royal Holloway
Graduate students and scholars working in the fields of cinema studies, world literature, and the visual arts.